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JOSIAH H. BENTON FUND
Providence, Rhode Island
July 21, 1745 -August 19, 1814
A Brief Narrative by his Great- great grandson
JOHN CARTER BROWN WOODS
Reprinted from Rhode Island Historical Society Collections
Portrait of John carter
Painted by Samuel Brown
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John Carter, printer, publisher, journalist, patriot, was born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2i, 1745, and died in
Providence, Rhode Island, August 19, 1814. He was the son
of John Carter, who was born in 1713, and married, July 3,
1734, Elizabeth Sprig-gs in Christ Church, Philadelphia, and
was a descendant of John Carter, an early settler in upper
Norfolk, Virginia. Elizabeth Spriggs Carter "died February
20, 1760, in the 47th year of her age." Ann Carter, daughter
of John and EHzabeth Spriggs Carter, "died March i, 1768,
in the 26th year of her age."
May 14, 1769, he married Amey Crawford, second daugh-
ter of Capt. John and Abijah (Bowen) Crawford, grand-
daughter of Capt. John and Amey (Whipple) Crawford, and
great-granddaughter of Gideon and Freelove (Fenner) Craw-
ford. She was born, according to an entry in the John Carter
Bible, Nov. i8th, 1745. By the Town Records of Providence,
the date of her birth was November 7, 1744. She died December
18, 1806. Her ancestor Gideon Crawford, son of James and
Anna (Weir) Crawford, descendant of James Lindsay, first
Earl of Crawford, was born in Lanark, Scotland, December 26,
1651, and died in Providence, October 10, 1707.
In John Carter's Bible, and in his handwriting, is this entry :
"John Carter and Amey Crawford, (2nd Daughter of Capt.
John Crawford of Providence) were married on Sunday
morning, May 14, 1769, at 8 o'clock, by the Reverend, learned
and pious John Graves, Missionary from the Society in Eng-
land for propagating the Gospel."
In September, 1767, after an apprenticeship with Benjamin
Franklin, of Franklin & Hall, printers in Philadelphia, John
Carter moved to Providence, and became associated with the
Providence Gazette, a weekly publication, at that time, and
for many years after, the only paper in the town. November
12, 1768, the business came into his possession, and, excepting
the time between November 2, 1793, and May 9, 1799, when
William Wilkinson was a partner, so remained until February
12, 1814, when failing health forced his retirement.
The year before, in 1813, friends persuaded him to publish
a semi-weekly edition of the Gazette, but the promise of
adequate support was small and the venture never
The history of John Carter is written in the pages of the
paper he so long owned and controlled. Its varying fortunes
were his, and its far-reaching influence was the result of his
able and patient labors. The complications of management
increased as the burdens of war grew heavier, but he never
faltered, and only laid his task aside when physical ills com-
The difficulties besetting the path of newspaper men in
those days are frankly stated in the notice of January i, 1814.
"War prices being attached to every article made use of in
the Printing Business, as well as to the common necessaries
of life, imperiously compels the Editor of the Providence
Gazette (after 48 years' laborious attention to the duties of
his profession) to call upon all persons in arrear to him for
News-Papers, Advertisements, and other Printing Work, to
make immediate Payment, which will highly oblige him, at
this crisis of uncommon difficulty. The several accounts will
be prepared ; and although small, the aggregate amount would
enable him to pay his Paper Maker, meet the demands of
creditors he is anxious to pay, and obtain for himself and
Family the common comforts of life. These are his objects,
and the height of his speculations."
In 1787 this appeal was published.
"The Editor to His Readers: In August next (1787) 20
years will have elapsed since the editor of this Gazette was
first concerned in its publication. From some of the sub-
scribers (who still favor him with their custom) nothing has
been received during so long a period, and many others re-
main indebted from five to 15 years. All in arrears for one
year or more, are earnestly requested to pay. Those who
have been several years indebted are particularly informed,
that unless their accounts are speedily and honorably closed,
their papers must and will be stopt. He reluctantly observes
that for some years passed he has not received from the whole
of his subscribers a sufficiency to defray even the charge of
paper whereon the Gazette has been printed, which is but an
inconsiderable part of the constant incidental expense."
The first John Carter ledger, showing accounts with sub-
scribers during the period from November, 1768, to July,
1775, attests the accuracy of the statements quoted.
William Goddard, original owner of the Gazette, also felt
the need of prompt payments, for, on April 26, 1763, he pub-
lished the following request:
"The great expense of carrying on the Printing Business
obliges the Printer hereof, to request those persons who have
generously favored him with their custom, and are in arrears
for the first half year of this Paper, to pay the same as soon
as convenient, that he may be the better enabled to serve them
for the future."
From William Carter's diary it appears his father was
seized with a paralytic shock, April 30, 1814, that deprived him
of the power of speech, and the use of his right arm. In the
previous summer a less severe attack interfered with many
of his activities.
His long term of service as Postmaster of Providence is
evidence of the ever faithful attention he always gave to mat-
ters entrusted to his care. Appointed in July, 1772, he held
the office continuously for twenty years, until June, 1792,
when he resigned. His Commission was dated September 25,
1775. and was signed by his former employer, Benjamin
Franklin, then Postmaster-General.
As a member of the Committee of Correspondence during
the Revolutionary period he discharged the duties of the posi-
tion with credit and distinction.
His valedictory appeared in the issue of February 12, 1814.
"The Providence Gazette, the first Paper established in
this town, has been published by the present Editor for more
than forty-fi.ve years, during which period he has endeavoured
to make it the vehicle of correct and seasonable intelligence;
and has spared no pains to effect an object so important. Its
columns have ever been open for the reception of temperate
discussions of public affairs ; respectful remonstrances to gov-
ernment ; addresses to those who filled high, responsible sta-
tions ; and appeals to the people when their independence has
been endangered. It has been enriched by the productions of
ingenious correspondents; has abounded with original essays
on political, literary, moral and religious subjects; and, since
the dawn of our glorious revolution, has unceasingly dissemi-
nated the orthodox political principles of the Washing-
ton school. In fine, it has ever been the Editor's ardent
wish that the Gazette should be replete with useful informa-
tion ; that while it arrested the attention of the scholar, it
might not be unacceptable to the agriculturalist and merchant ;
and the convictions that it has generally attained that object,
affords him great satisfaction.
"But the effects of a serious indisposition, added to the in-
firniitirs of increasing years, render him diffident of his abili-
ties, further to prosecute a laborious occupation, advan-
tageously to himself, and with the approbation of his readers;
especially when he considers the present one of the most
important eras in the political world, and one that requires
for the Editor of a public Paper, who would deserve the
patronage of an enlightened and commercial people, the
judgement and experience of ripened years, combined with
the energy, the activity and the ambition of youth. Upon
these considerations, therefore, he has relinquished the Editor-
ship of the Gazette and has transferred the Establishment
to Messrs. Brown & Wilson, by whom it will, in future,
from this date, be printed and published, and while he em-
braces this opportunity to tender his sincere thanks to the
public, for past favours conferred on him, and to wish his old
friends and customers prosperity, success and happiness, he
would solicit their attention and patronage to his young
friends and worthy successors, who are both natives of this
town, and whom from an intimate acquaintance (they having
both served in his Ofifice as diligent and faithful Appren-
tices) he can with confidence recommend."
The obituary notice in the Gazette of August 20, 1814,
expresses the esteem of his fellow citizens, and the value of
his services as a journalist and patriot.
"We have the melancholy task of announcing the decease
of our worthy predecessor, John Carter, Esq., who closed
his honourable career of life yesterday morning, aged 69
years. — His capability as a correct Printer was sufificiently
evinced in the discharge of his Editorial duties as Proprietor
of this Paper for upwards of forty-live years. — His merits as
a man are duly appreciated by all who had an opportunity of
observing his sterling integrity, genuine patriotism, and the
pure philanthropy of his nature.
"Mr. Carter was born in the city of Philadelphia, and
served his apprenticeship with that distinguished statesman
and patriot, Benjamin Franklin, Esq. He commenced the
Editorship of this Gazette in the year 1767, in conjunction
with Mrs. Sarah Goddard, and from November, in the sub-
sequent year, continued sole Editor until the present year;
and during the whole period, his paper was remarkable for
accuracy of execution and correctness of sentiment and prin-
ciple. During the whole of our revolutionary contest, he was
the firm champion of his country, and the columns of his
paper teemed with sound patriotism and animating exhorta-
tions. After that period he manifested himself the true friend
of his country, and was zealous in his endeavours to induce
the people of this State to adopt the present Constitution of
the United States. Attached to that Constitution, he ever
defended it from the violence of its first, and of its more
modem enemies, and gloried that he was a disciple of Wash-
ington, under whose administration it was preserved spot-
less. Before the revolution he was appointed Postmaster in
this town under the commission of Dr. Franklin, and con-
tinued in that office until the year 1792, when he resigned,
"The funeral will be attended to-morrow afternoon, imme-
diately after Divine service, from his late dwelling-house."
The inscription placed by his daughters on the grave stone
in St. John's Churchyard, Providence, briefly but aptly tells of
his loyalty to the cause of the Revolution, and the high regard
in which his memory was held.
To the Memory of
JOHN CARTER, ESQ.
Who departed this life.
at Providence Aug. 19, 1814,
Aged 69 years.
He was a native of Philadelphia, where he
served as an apprentice in the printing
business under Dr. Franklin ; he removed
to Providence, in the year 1767;
and became proprietor and editor of the
Providence Gazette, in which ably
conducted paper, he warmly and boldly
advocated the cause of his country,
through the whole period
of the Revolution.
He was highly respected as an editor;
and for his fair and honourable conduct,
in all his relations of life.
Erected by his daughters."
No likeness of him is known to exist, although it has been
claimed a pencil sketch by Hoppin was made from life, or, at
least, during his lifetime. This, however, is hardly probable
as reference is made to securing such a picture in a corre-
spondence in 1853, between his grandson, Nicholas Brown,
Jr., one time United States Consul at Rome, Italy, and a son-
in-law, Walter Raleigh Danforth, fourth Mayor of Providence.
It is possible the Hoppin, who made the sketch, knew his sub-
ject, and drew from memory, although there is some reason
to doubt even this. The painting executed in Rome about
this time by Samuel Brown, was made with the aid of the
Hoppin sketch, and suggestions given the artist by Mr. Nicholas
Brown, Jr., who was then abroad. Referring to the painting
a grand-daughter, Sophia Barnes Allen (Mrs. Richard Bowen
Allen) remarks, in a memorandum in her own handwriting,
it is "a good painting but not a correct likeness." It belonged
to Mrs. Allen, and from her passed to her son, Crawford
Carter Allen, lately deceased, and is in the possession of his
widow, Maud Corsi Allen, at whose death it will become the
property of the Rhode Island Historical Society. The Hop-
pin pencil sketch belongs to John Carter's great-great-grand-
son, John Carter Brown Woods, the gift of Mrs. Crawford
Carter Allen. Had he lived a while longer his portrait would
surely have been done from hfe, after the custom of the
period, by some of the many artists of the time, whose works
adorn, more or less, many homes and galleries in this vicinity.
The Rev. John Murray, an eminent Unitarian clergyman of
Boston, was said to resemble John Carter so closely that he
might be his double, and for this reason arrangements were
made in the summer of 1852 to have Dr. Murray's portrait
copied by the distinguished Rhode Island artist, James
Sullivan Lincoln. Before this was accomplished the pencil
sketch was secured and Samuel Brown's work was finished.
A suggestion of resemblance in the Hoppin sketch and the
engraving of the Murray portrait explains the desire to secure
a copy of the latter, and shows the Samuel Brown painting to
be an ideal and not a likeness.
The three pictures in this issue were made from the
Samuel Brown painting, the Hoppin pencil sketch and the
engraving of the Rev. John Murray, published in the Memo-
rial History of Boston, i88i, Osgood & Co.
John Carter Brown Woods.
JOHN CARTER DESCENDANTS.
The children of John and Amey (Crawford) Carter,
ACCORDING to MEMORANDA IN JOHN CarTER's BiBLE, WERE:
1. Ann Carter "born on Monday, Feb. 26, 1770, 6 minutes
before 12 at noon", d. June 16, 1798. "She was buried
in the North Burial Ground, in the Inclosure of the
Brown Family, and her Husband hath erected a hand-
some Marble Monument to her Memory."' m. Nov. 3,
1 791, Nicholas Brown*, b. April 4, 1769 — d. Sept. 27,
1841, son Nicholas & Rhoda (Jenckes) Brown. (*m.
2nd July 22, 1 801, Mary Bowen Stelle, d. Dec. 12,
1836, in her 67th year, dau. Benjamin & Huldah
(Crawford) Stelle, first cousin of his ist wife. No
2. Benjamin Bowen Carter, (M. D.) "born on Monday,
Dec. 16, 1771, at 2 P. M." "died in the City of New
York on Sunday Morning, April 24, 1835, at 3^ past
I Oclk. A. M."
3. John Carter, Jr. "born on Sunday, March 27, 1774, at
Yz past 3 in the morning." "died Tuesday, February
21, 1815, about II o'clock before noon." "He was in-
terred in the Episcopal Church Yard, funeral Service
by the Reverend Nathan B. Crocker."
4- Crawford Carter "born on Friday, Nov. lo, 1775, at Yz
past 4 P. M." "died on Monday, January 11, 1779, at
8 in the Morning."
5. (Son) Carter "bom on Thursday, March 20, 1777, at 12
at night — not named, having survived only 14 Hours."
"Died March 21, 1777, at 2 in the afternoon."
6. Rebecca Carter "born on Saturday, August 22, 1778, be-
tween 6 and 7 in the morning." "died June 20, 1837,
at 5 to 7 P. M." m. Sept. 20, 1801, Amos Throop
Jenckes, b. July 4, 1778 — d. "Havana, Cuba", July 8,
1809, son of John & Freelove (Crawford) Jenckes.
7. James Carter "born on Thursday, September 14, 1780,
at I in the morning." "supposed to be dead. The last
heard of him he was in the Privateer Paul Jones about
8. Crawford Carter "born on Monday, March 11, 1782, at
I in the morning." d. July 2"], 1868.
9. (Daughter) Carter "born on Wednesday, June 4, 1783,
not named, having lived only 3 months and 5 Days."
d. Sept. 9, 1783.
10. William Carter "born on Monday, Nov. 9, 1785, at 11 in
the morning." "died at St. Francisville (Louisiana)
about the loth August, 1821, (as per Letter from that
11. Huldah Maria Carter "born on Saturday, April 14, 1787,
at 2 in the afternoon." "died November 13, 1842, at
8 o'clock A. M."
12. Elizabeth Ann Carter "born on Thursday, March ii,
1790, at 8 o'clock A.M." "died at her residence,
No. 9 Meeting St., Feb. 3rd, 1876, at 8 o'clock in the
morning." "m. Walter Raleigh Danforth, at St. John's
Church, June 12, 1811." b. Apr. i, 1787 — d. Aug. 11,
1861, fourth Mayor of Providence, s. Job & Sarah
Children of Nicholas and Ann (Carter) Brown :
I. Nicholas Brown, Jr., Oct. 2, 1792 — March 2, 1859. He
married ist July 5, 1820, his 2nd cousin, Abby Mason
Portrait of John Carter
Pencil sketch by Hoppin
Rev. John Murray
He was said to have resembled John Carter
July 17, 1800 — Nov. 7, 1822, descendant of John, and
Abby (Smith) Brown, of Power St. No issue. 2nd
November 22, 1831, CaroHne Matilda Clements,
1809— July 9, 1879.
2. Moses Brown, Sept. 2, 1793— July 17, 1794.
3. Anne Carter Brown, "October 11, 1794"— May i, 1828,
m. June 18, 1822, John Brown Francis, May 31, 1791 —
Aug. 9, 1864, s. John & Abby (Brown) Francis.
4. John Carter Brown, August 28, 1797 — June 10, 1874, m.
June 2^, 1859, Sophia Augusta Brown, Oct. 29, 1825 —
Feb. 28, 1909, dau. Patrick & Harriot (Thayer)
Children of Nicholas and Caroline Matilda
(Clements) Brown, Jr. :
1. Alfred Nicholas Brown, Sept. 16, 1832 — Aug. 12, 1864,
m. May 9, 1857, Anna Mauran, May 26, 1828 — May 9,
1882, dau. Dr. Joseph & Sophia (Sterry) Mauran.
2. Anne Mary Brown, Feb. 10, 1835 — March 22, 1837.
3. Anne Mar}' Brown, March 9, 1837 — Jan. 4, 1903, m. June
30, i860. Rush Christopher Hawkins, Sept. 14, 1831,
s. Lorenzo Dow & Louisa Maria (Hutchinson) Haw-
kins. No issue.
4. John Carter Brown, March 16, 1840 — Feb. 19, 1907, m.
April 15, 1869, Ann Crawford Allen, dau. Crawford
& Sarah Senter (Crocker) Allen. No issue.
5. Caroline Matilda Clements Brown, Oct. 28, 1841 — April
6, 1892, m. June 17, 1876, N. Paul Bajnotti. No issue.
6. Robert Grenville Brown, June 17, 1847 — Feb. 7, 1896,
m. June 17, 1895, Elena Rhodes, dau. James Aborn &
Rosa Marina (da Costa) Rhodes.
Children of Alfred Nicholas and Anna (Mauran)
1. dau. Feb. 5, 1859, d. in infancy.
2. son, July 17, 1861, d. in infancy.
3. Nicholas Brown, Sept. 23, 1862 — Oct. 8, 1891. unm.
Children of Robert Grenville and Elena (Rhodes)
I. Grenville Paul Nicholas Brown, April 27, 1896 — Jan. 30,
Children of John Brown* and Anne Carter (Brown)
1. Abby Francis, Sept. 8, 1823 — Oct. 19, 1841, unm.
2. John Francis, March 17, 1825 — Jan. 22, 1826.
3. Anne Brown Francis, April 23, 1828 — Aug. 24, 1896, m.
July 12, 1848, Marshall Woods, Nov. 28, 1824 — July
13, 1899, s. Alva & Almira (Marshall) Woods.
*(John Brown Francis m. 2nd, May 22, 1832, his
cousin, Elizabeth Francis, Jan. 27, 1796 — June 14,
1866, widow of Henry Harrison, and dau. of
Thomas Willing and Dorothy (Willing) Francis.
Ch. I.' EHzabeth, March 12, 1833 — May 2, 1901.
2. Sally, March 31, 1834 — June 4, 1904. No
3. Sophia Harrison, May 23, 1836 — Sept. 23,
i860, m. Jan. 12, i860, George William
Adams, Oct. 15, 1834— Oct. 13, 1883,
s. Seth & Sarah (Bigelow) Adams. No
4. John Brown, Feb. 11, 1838 — Feb. 24, 1870.
Children of Marshall and Anxe Brown (Francis)
1. Abby Francis Woods, May 27, 1849 — March 10, 1895,
m. Oct. 15, 1873, Samuel Appleton Brown Abbott, Mar.
6, 1846, s. Josiah Gardner & Carohne (Livermore)
2. John Carter Brown Woods, June 12, 1851, unm.
(^hildre.^i of Samuel Appleton Brown and Abby Fran-
cis (V'/oodj) Abbott:
I. tieler Francis Abbott, July 29, 1874, m. June 8, 1897,
Maurice King Washburn, Oct. 3, 1872, s. Roscoe Stet-
son & Mary Fessenden (Sayles) Washburn.
2. Madeleine Livermore Abbott, Nov. 2, 1876, m. Nov. 27,
1900, John Ormsbee Ames, Jan. 9, 1872, s. William &
Harriette Fletcher (Ormsbee) Ames.
3. Anne Francis Abbott, Sept. 8, 1878, m. Dec. 2, 1903,
Charles Alexander Kilvert, Jan. 14, 1874, s. Samuel
Whalley & Elizabeth (Dun) Kilvert.
4. Caroline Livermore Abbott, April 25, 1880.
Children of Maurice King and Helen Francis (Abbott)
1. Maurice King- Washburn, May 18, 1898.
2. Francis Washburn, Dec. 12, 1901 — Aug. 24, 1902.
3. John Carter Brown Washburn, Dec. 11, 1903.
Children of Charles Alexander and Anne Francis
1. EHzabeth Francis Kilvert, Feb. 27, 1905.
2. Anne Woods Kilvert, May 13, 1908.
3. Jean Dun Kilvert, March 16, 1910 — Sept. 27, 1910.
4. Priscilla Marshall Kilvert, Feb. 19, 1912.
Children of John Carter and Sophia Augusta (Brown)
1. John Nicholas Brown, Dec. 17, 1861 — May i, 1900, m.
Sept. 8, 1897, Natalie Bayard Dresser, dau. George
Warren & Susan Fish (LeRoy) Dresser.
2. Harold Brown, Dec. 24, 1863 — May 10, 1900, m. Oct. 4,
1892, Georgette Wetmore Sherman, dau. William
Watts & Annie Derby Rogers (Wetmore) Sherman.
3. Sophia Augusta Brown, April 21, 1867, m. Oct. 7, 1885,
William Watts Sherman, Aug. 4, 1842 — Jan. 22, 1912,
s. Watts & Sarah Maria (Gibson) Sherman.
Children of John Nicholas and Natalie Bayard
I. John Nicholas Brown, Feb. 21, 1900.
Children of William Watts and Sophia Augusta
1. Irene Muriel Augusta Sherman, June 9, 1887, m, Sept. 8,
1910, Lawrence Lewis Gillespie, Dec. 23. 1876, s,
George Lewis & Rhobie (McMaster) Gillespie.
2. Mildred Constance Sherman, July 3, 1888, m. Nov. 25,
1911, Ralph Francis Julian Stonor, The Baron Camoys,
Jan. 28, 1884.
Children of Lawrence Lewis and Irene Muriel
Augusta (Sherman) Gillespie:
1. dau. Sept. i, 1913 — Sept. 3, 1913.
2. Eileen Sophia Augusta Gillespie, Dec. 21, 1915.
3. Phyllis Irene Rhobie Gillespie, July 31, 1917.
Children of Lord and Lady Camoys :
1. Hon. Ralph Robert Watts Sherman Stonor, July 5, 191 3.
2. Hon. Pamela Nadine Sophia Stonor, Jan. 12, 1916.
Children of Amos Throop and Rebecca (Carter)
1. Moses Jenckes, Oct. 25, 1802 — buried Oct. 29, 1802.
2. Francis Carter Jenckes, Dec. 6, 1803 — d. in Mexico, . . .
m. Jan. 18, 1837, at Havana, Cuba, Senorita Mercedes
3. Nancy Carter Brown Jenckes, Aug. 17, 1805 — Jan. i,
4. Moses Hays Jenckes, April 5, 1808 — April 10, i8c8.
5. Amos Throop Jenckes, May 15, 1809 — Nov. 8, 1882, m.
Feb. 22, 1847, Emily Jane Copeland, Oct. 19, 1826 —
Feb. 2, 1896, dau. Thomas Kirk & Jennie (Bates)
Children of Amos Throop and Emily Jane (Copeland)
Jenckes, Jr. :
I. John Carter Brown Jenckes, July 26, 185 1 — June 15,
Children of Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth Ann
(Carter) Danforth :
1. Francis Lippitt Danforth, March i8, 1812 — April 29,
2. Waher Raleigh Danforth, June 7, 181 3 — Oct. 6, 1826.
3. Charles Danforth, Aug. i, 181 5 — July 5, 1901, m. Julia
4. James Danforth, May i, 1818 — Oct. 18, 1862, unm.
5. George Danforth, June i, 1820 — Nov. 12, 1821.
6. Maria Elizabeth Danforth, Sept. 9, 1821 — Oct. 31, 1832.
7. William Carter Danforth, Feb. 23, 1824 — Sept. 27, 1876,
8. Sophia Barnes Danforth, Aug. 16, 1826 — Nov. 6, 1905,
m. June i, 1852, Richard Bowen Allen, Feb. 11, 1823
— Mar. 4, 1906, s. Howard & Patience (Bowen) Allen.
9. Andrew Jackson Danforth, Dec. 30, 1828 — Nov. 17, 1886,
m. Sept. 22, 1850, Caroline Augusta Hopkins, Oct. 25,
1832, dau. John & Sarah Gardiner (Knowles) Hop-
10. Sarah Danforth, April 16, 1831 — Nov. 24, 1834.
Children of Charles and Julia F. (Ward) Danforth:
1. Walter Raleigh Danforth,
2. Charles James Danforth, m. Anzonette R. . . .
3. Sarah Danforth,
4. Andaleen Marciuel Danforth, m, April 21, 1881, Abby
5. Elfried Josapha Danforth,
In the will of Charles Danforth, probated in Providence,
mention is made of grandchildren, viz :
I. Timothy N. Danforth, Butte City, Montana.
Robert Danforth, Parkersville, West Va.
Clair Danforth, Parkersville, West Va.
Frances Danforth, Parkersville, West Va.
Charles Danforth Torrence, Minneapolis, Minn.
Children of Richard Bowen and Sophia Barnes (Dan-
forth) Allen :
1. Walter Bowen Allen, May 21, 1856 — Dec. 24, 1856.
2. Crawford Carter Allen, June 20, 1861 — Jan. 18, 1917,
m. St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London,
England, Feb. 18, 1909, Maud D"Arc Corsi, dau. Count
Corsi of Rome, Italy, and Countess Marie Helena
(Caulcott) Corsi of Kensington, England. No issue.
Children of Andrew Jackson and Caroline Augusta
(Hopkins) Danforth :
I. John Hopkins Danforth, March 22, 1852 — Aug. 28, 1852.
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